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Monday, 14 March 2005
Speaker Profile: Peiling Wang, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Dr. Peiling Wang is an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received a Ph.D. in Information Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1994. She also holds a B.Eng. in Chemistry and an M.S. in Information Sciences.

Her research areas include Information Seeking Behaviors, Knowledge Structures, Research Methodologies and Methods, Data Mining, and Citation Analysis. She has authored/co-authored more than 34 publications. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. Currently, she is working on several research topics and funded projects:

• Digital Information Seeking and Use by Academic Users

o The use of e-scholarly publications in teaching and learning by faculty and students in Natural Sciences (Research Associate of an NSF NSDL grant)

o The use of e-resources in research by faculty and graduate students in Social Sciences

• Searching Behaviors on the Web

o Web searching behaviors of IS students and CS students (PI of a Research Grant form University of Tennessee)

o A dual approach to Web queries mining and redesign of user-Web interactions (PI of a OCLC Research Grant)

o Web users’ mental models

Her honors include the 1994 ASIST Doctoral Forum Award, the 1999 Best JASIST Paper Award, and the 2005 OCLC/ALISE Research Award.

Being an active member of ASIST, she has served and chaired several Awards Juries. She is on the Editorial Board of the Library & Information Science Research and reviews for several journals and conferences.

Posted by asistdaser at 2:47 PM EST

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